To honour the most influential researchers in Malaysia whose researches are cited and recognised worldwide. It was hoped that the success of these researchers can be the catalyst to inspire scholars to produce high quality research.
1. Highly Cited Papers extracted from the Essential Science Indicators for certain time period.
2. Only reprint authors who are Malaysians (except for the Outstanding Young Researcher’s Award) are considered for this award. The reprint author is the main contact person for the paper and is usually the principal investigator leading the study.
Certificate of excellence and a plaque
The final eight awardees are selected by a special steering committee.